We’ve all been there done that – you get to the gym ready to sweat only to find out that you’ve forgotten something that’s essential to your workout. Don’t get caught without your necessities! Whether you are training in CrossFit or a traditional workout style, check out my five gym bag essentials to make sure you’re ready to go!
Olympic Lifting Shoes – I use Nike Romaleos! They are a lightweight, flexible workhorse that can withstand the unique punishment that weightlifters put on their footwear. In a world championship event where a 300-pound man might lift 700 pounds, shoes play a critical role in an athlete’s performance and safety. The most revolutionary innovation in the Nike Romaleos weightlifting shoe is Nike’s exclusive “Power Bridge,” a contoured TPU heel wedge designed to support the foot and bear as much weight as a man can lift, without any compression or give.
WODies – Created for athletes, by athletes, WODies™ are specifically designed to prevent hand tearing while adding crucial wrist support during those killer WOD’s. Hand-made in the USA from high-quality, hypo-allergenic latex-free woven elastic, these patented powerful palm protectors are slightly padded for extra comfort, washable, breathable, and come in a variety of colors.
Lifting Belt – I have a custom Inzer weightlifting belt that is super heavy duty. I only use it for 1 rep maxes. I also have a Harbinger belt which is much more flexible and can be used for all types of workouts without restricting my movement.
The Hydaway Bottle – A Collapsible Pocket Size Bottle (SUPER COOL!)
They are a new handy alternative to disposable plastic water bottles – The Hydaway Bottle a reusable water bottle that’s portable, easy to use, and won’t hold you back wherever you go. Hydaway folds down easily to fit in almost any pocket! The 12 oz. bottle is perfect for runners/joggers and there is also a 20 oz. size. The innovative, hinged design allows the Hydaway to pack down easily to fit in backpacks, lunch boxes, and picnic baskets. Expand the bottle full size to quench the biggest thirst. When you’re finished, collapse it flat (just over an inch thick to be exact) and stash it away! All Hydaway bottles feature an easy to use, flip-up straw for quick sips, carabiner-friendly carry handle, and come with a Watertight Guarantee. BPA-Free, Taste & Odor-Free and Dishwasher Safe.
Sport Tape – I use hook grip in absolutely any lift I can. So it kind of wears on my thumbs! I wrap them up with tape to help with the grip and cushion!
The Hydaway Bottle was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. My opinion about the product is 100% honest and I do not accept payment to give a product a positive review. The companies I work with understand that my reviews will contain my true feelings.